Help park rangers and community groups keep our coastal, regional and wetland parks looking beautiful at these planting and maintenance days.
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Join Christchurch City Council and Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust every Sunday afternoon to help maintain Charlesworth Reserve.
Tasks depend on the season and weather but generally involve planting, pruning, watering and invasive weed removal. There are also opportunities to monitor wildlife such as spiders, moths, birds and skinks, to find out how successful the restoration work has been.
Christchurch City Council and Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust are working with local residents to restore this earthquake-damaged area and enhance the beautiful South New Brighton Domain. Regular tasks include planting, weeding, watering, mulching, pruning and collecting litter.
A once neglected wetland, McCormacks Bay is being restored by Christchurch City Council, Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust and local volunteers from the Ferrymead Rotary Club and Mt Pleasant Residents Association.
For more information and/or to receive regular updates, email Myles Richardson on email@example.com.
The Bird monitoring programme(external link) is the first Saturday of every month at 9am.
Meet in the Styx Mill Conservation Reserve car park, off Styx Mill Road.
Bring sturdy outdoor clothing and footwear in case conditions are wet and muddy. If you can, bring a pen and paper, binoculars and a camera/phone.
For more information contact Antony.Shadbolt@ccc.govt.nz.
The water quality monitoring programme(external link) is the third Saturday of every month at 10am.
Meet at the Styx Trust laboratory, located inside the Ranger Base at 130 Hussey Road, Harewood.(external link)
Bring sturdy outdoor clothing and footwear in case conditions are wet and muddy. You will be given instructions on how to take water samples, measurements and observations, and be paired with another volunteer.
Register your attendance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Freshwater invertebrate monitoring programme(external link) monitors freshwater invertebrate and is important in determining changes in habitat, aquatic plants and invertebrate over time.
This programme was active up until the earthquakes and is currently looking for enthusiastic assistance to get restarted. If you can help, contact the Trust(external link).
Join the Christchurch City Council and Travis Wetland Trust(external link) for their monthly working bees focusing on planting, weeding and maintenance.
Meet at the Travis Wetland car park, off Beach Road.
Contact email@example.com for more information.